[Haifux] [HAIFUX Workshop] The Web Rant Workshop

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 18:59:14 MSD 2010

> Even though we haven't tried as a community to approach such
> webmasters on a regular basis, history shows that people approached
> webmasters as individuals, and usually it did not succeed. Maybe
> trying as a group would have a better effect.

I disagree. I have contacted tens of sites, and in most cases found
that the sites want to accompany the users. In fact, only Israeli
sites seem to have the "my way or the highway" attitude, and even that
has changed since IE 7 came out.

We'll talk about that at the meeting.

> Now, approaching several websites at the same time should be OK, as
> usually they do not correlate and share information about: "hey XXX &
> YYY & ZZZ & WWW all sent me complaints about W3C compliance...".
> Moreover, history shows that long term coordinated events are harder
> to pull over one time energy spike.

A one-time event of ten emails is less effective than a one-time event
of a single email. A one-time event of a single email means a lost
purchase. A one-time event of ten emails means some zealots are being

Dotan Cohen


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